People usually make a habit of checking their roof in the autumn, before the long winter season sets in. Unless you’re having problems with visible leakage, inspecting your roof a bit more often than just once a year is recommended. Roofing material, just like anything else, can be subjected to wear and tear, and it is your first line of defense against the elements. Since every region of the nation has varying weather patterns, it’s a great idea to know very well what you need to search for and what you need to expect in terms of taking care of your roof. A roof that’s ignored and disregarded can cost you much more than what it generally would when it comes to damaged roof boards, studs, as well as interior walls and ceilings. Provided below are some tips when it comes to roof inspection.
Frequency of Roof Inspection
Even though the rule of thumb is for roof inspection to be conducted either once a year or twice a year, it depend on several other factors. Inspecting once a year is fine if there were no extreme weather events in your area, however, it goes without saying that this is usually not the case. High rise buildings are usually checked every month due to the wind factor. Although much more extreme for a regular homeowner, it is a great idea to inspect your roof following a bad wind storm or a harsh winter storm. High winds can cause great damages to shingles, interior infrastructure, and even huge ice buildups can even cause damage to flashing as well as the roof membrane. Ice buildup in gutters can push the roof’s edge up, resulting to infrastructure damage.
What You Need To Search For
Just climbing up the roof and searching around is not enough. You have to look for certain things. You need to inspect the roof’s flashing. Flashings are the roof’s metal pieces that cover interruptions in the roof plane like the chimney’s around dormers, as well as vent pipes. In case you notice signs of damage, repair the issue immediately or contact a roofing contractor and have the problem fixed immediately. Faulty or inadequate flashing will permit snow meltage to get inside the interior, leading to not just fracture rot, but potential damage to the interior walls.
Asphalt roofing materials possess a granular surface just like fine gravel. As it becomes older, it will become brittle, and these granules will be more visible over time. In case you notice a lot of these granules in the gutters, your roof is most likely aging. Search for bare spots in the asphalt shingles, and check closely for indications of warpage and tearing. IN case you notice the shingles curling up, then it is time for a roof replacement.
If you cannot climb to high spaces, you need to get in touch with a North Myrtle Beach roofing contractor to perform the inspection for you. Several roofing contractors could be scheduled twice a year to come and inspect your roof.
Call NMB Roofing Pros if you want a professional roofer to inspect your roof now.
NMB Roofing Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582